Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman says he’s optimistic about getting enough signatures to qualify his latest measure for the Nov. 3 ballot.
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Tacoma-based Murray Pacific Corp. announced the end of its 104 years in the timberland business Thursday.
Kathryn E. Barnard, the University of Washington nursing professor who pioneered work on the mental health of infants and changed the way parents interact with their babies, died Saturday at her Seattle home.
Wednesday marks the dawn of a new era in the Northwest recreational marijuana market. While possession becomes legal in Oregon for adults 21 and older that day, a bill ushering in a number of sweeping changes to Washington’s recreational marijuana system also will become law.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year state budget a few minutes before midnight Tuesday, ensuring no state agency is closed or state worker laid off when the new fiscal year begins Wednesday.
QUINCY — An Ellensburg man died after an apparent fall from a 150-foot cliff off Old Vantage Highway near Quincy.
A bill to support the manufacturing of small modular reactors in Washington state passed the state Senate 31-12 on Tuesday as the Legislature wrapped up its work.
OLYMPIA — The threat of a government shutdown dissipated Monday as state lawmakers passed a $38.2 billion budget for government operations in the next two years.
WENATCHEE — Diane Reed stood amid the still-smoldering ash and rubble of what used to be the family home Monday in the affluent Broadview subdivision northwest of town.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the commission charged with enforcing federal election laws. The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act would reform the Federal Election Commission so it can more effectively carry out its original mission to oversee campaign finance laws. Representatives Lou Barletta, R-Penn., and John Carney, D-Del., are also original co-sponsors of the bill.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The listing of the northern spotted owl as a threatened species, bringing curbs to the forest-products industry like none before, is 25 years old this week. This second second story in the two-part series continues a statistical examination of the listing’s impact on the Olympic Peninsula economy.
The algae bloom that began earlier this year and shut down several shellfish fisheries along the West Coast has grown into the largest and most severe in at least a decade, researchers say.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The listing of the northern spotted owl as a threatened species, bringing curbs to the forest-products industry like none before, is 25 years old this week. This first story in a two-part series begins a statistical examination of the listing’s impact on the Olympic Peninsula economy.
An alliance of businesses, labor unions, cities, counties and political leaders from around the state on Tuesday urged the governor and lawmakers to pass a transportation package
OLYMPIA — With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released a budget proposal that would give raises to state workers and public school employees, spend more on mental health, freeze tuition this year at state colleges and reduce the number of students in kindergarten through third-grade classes, all without raising taxes.